“The poetics of the work [The Trees Remember!], or the aesthetic is realized through interrelation of the text and the object as a monument’s performance – as a liminal space. This work is a segment of a multi-layered durational project by Filip Jovanovski, which relates to the issue of public space and civic participation in its (re)forming.”
Filip Jovanovski (1979, Bitola / Skopje) is a visual artist and cultural worker.
He graduated at the Faculty of Architecture in Skopje. He holds MA degree in painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje. He often uses a curatorial approach in his works and creates socially engaged and interdisciplinary art projects, involving work with different communities, such as the projects “If Buildings Could Talk” and CAC (Center for Art and Culture) TEXTILE in Shtip.
Jovanovski has held many solo exhibitions in the country and abroad, and participated in many group exhibitions. His project “This Building Talks Truly”, curated by Ivana Vaseva, which represented North Macedonia at the 2019 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space won the prestigious Golden Triga for best exposition. He was one of the authors of the Macedonian pavilion titled “Freeing Space”, which was presented at the 2018 Venice Biennale for Architecture.
He has made about 20 stage designs for theater plays, video and documentary projects and won several awards, including the award for best stage design at the “Vojdan Chernodrinski” festival in Prilep (2010, co-author), Special Architecture Award from the Association of Architects of Macedonia (2014, co-author), winner of the Young Visual Art Award DENES (2013), Ladislav Barišić Award by AICA – Macedonia for a research project (2015, co-author), etc. Since 2007, he is the artistic director of the AKTO Festival for Contemporary Arts in Bitola and is co-managing the organization for art and culture “Faculty of things that can’t be learned (FR~U)”.